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Insects of the Pacific Northwest

By Peter Haggard and Judy Haggard

A handy little paperback you can carry right into the garden to compare photos with the real thing crawling on your hydrangea ... or lily ... or ...

Valerie Easton, Seattle Times

The only comprehensive guide to insects of the Pacific Northwest, this handy reference is perfect for hikers, fishers, and naturalists. With coverage from southwestern British Columbia to northern California, from the coast to the high desert, it describes more than 450 species of common, easily visible insects and some noninsect invertebrates, including beetles, butterflies and moths, dragonflies, grasshoppers, crickets, cicadas, flies, bees, wasps, ants, spiders, millipedes, snails, and slugs. The more than 600 superb color photographs, helpful visual keys, and clear color-coded layout will make this field guide an invaluable resource for nature lovers throughout the region.

Media reviews

"It's a handy little paperback you can carry right into the garden to compare photos with the real thing crawling on your hydrangea ... or lilly ... or ..."

—Valerie Easton, Seattle Times

"This solid guide exhibits the sort of thoughtful touches that characterize the other books on Timber Press's list."

—Barbara McMichael, Sequim Gazette

"Released in tandem with the wildflower guide, this reference describes and shows photos of more than 450 species. ... If you have a budding entomologist in the family, this easy-to-use guide is a natural."

—Kym Pokorny, Oregonian

"A comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the most common insects in northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. ... The book makes fascinating reading for gardeners as well as hikers and wildlife enthusiasts."

—Amy Stewart, North Coast Journal

About the authors

Peter Haggard

Peter Haggard holds a bachelorís degree in wildlife management and has worked as an agricultural inspector in California for more than 30 years. During that time he has collected, photographed, and identified thousands of insects of the Pacific Northwest and maintained a database of hundreds of insect species.

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Judy Haggard

Judy Haggard holds bachelor's and master's degrees in biology and works as a consulting wildlife biologist.

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